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Cat Perches On Cop And Then Goes Viral

    June 25, 2014
    Toni Matthews-El
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Yes, the internet loves cats. Cat memes, viral cat videos, and even viral cat photographs.

And why not? Cats are prone to adorably hilarious behaviors that people can’t resist sharing.

Case in point, officers in Portland, Ore. responded to a call about an alleged burglary. A woman came home from work on Monday afternoon and found that the place had been ransacked.

Soon after, police arrived on scene and entered the home to begin searching for a possible suspect.

According to Officer Sarah Kewin, there was broken glass on the floor in the homeowner’s basement and a bathroom.

While officers were searching the cat’s southeast Portland home, Kewlin noted the feline on the floor near the broken glass.

The officer then decided to pick up the orange tabby cat in order keep the animal out of harm’s way.

In typical cat fashion, the feline decided to spend the rest of the investigation happily perched on Kewlin’s shoulders.

There was no burglar found at the scene, but the officers did leave with cute photos of the cat alert and standing atop the laughing police officer.

The images were posted online and soon after went viral.

Despite the positive response to the photos, it’s too soon to tell whether or not the perching feline will reach the same level of internet fame as previous internet-famous cats.

Last year, one of the biggest names on the internet was “Grumpy Cat”, a kitty that went viral thanks to a combination of YouTube videos and memes surrounding its so-called sour appearance.

There’s also “Keyboard Cat”, an internet sensation featuring a cute tabby. The cat was controlled by a human off screen in such a way that he appeared to be playing a keyboard. The clip was often used to “play off” persons who found themselves in embarrassing (and funny) situations.

While the cat itself might not become famous, who knows? It could start a “perching cat” meme.

Anything is possible when it comes to cats and the internet.

Image via WPTV, Twitter

  • Amanda

    Good thing it wasn’t a dog, or it would have been shot on sight.

  • eryche

    Folks must be terribly bored. This really isn’t something novel and I can’t comprehend why it went “viral”.

    • valeskas

      Do not click on it.

      • eryche

        I clicked on it because the headline suggested it might be entertaining. It was not. Not for me anyway.

    • Saitaina Moricia-Malfoy

      Because it’s a cat. Why do sites like icanhazcheezburger and happy cat take off? Because of cats. They rule the world, tru fax.

      • eryche

        Dogs rule the world.

        • Saitaina Moricia-Malfoy

          Uh, dogs rule nothing. They bow and scrape to humans. Cats have been treated as Gods from ancient Egypt on.

          • eryche

            Bow and scrape? They give unconditional love and are more faithful than most humans. Mine would give her life to defend me. Most cats would run away screeching. And anyone that would treat any animal as a god needs their head examined.

  • gscott10

    Nothin better than pussy above your shoulders

  • Susan Betts

    LOL. Being a cat lover this is a pretty good one. Fortunately, the officer likes cats too. Good for her. She is my kind of person.

  • guitarjoe

    she couldnt handle a little pussy!!

  • funny1

    Let me guess- It was a cat burglar!!LOL!

    • Saitaina Moricia-Malfoy

      That was my thought, the cat didn’t and couldn’t figure out how to get away so he/she played cute.

  • Rusty

    Don’t you just hate how the word MEME is tossed around these days?

  • Wassup!

    That’s one BIG kitty !

  • Saitaina Moricia-Malfoy

    WAS viral? Uh, Grumpy cat’s still a thing…and a multi platform brand now.

  • Yep

    With their track record of shooting people’s pets, I’m surprised this cat is still alive.

  • https://www.facebook.com/TheB.A.D.Experience Damien Doolittle

    Either that officer is a small human or that cat is huge!

  • Sockie

    Later Kitty was found in the dumpster with 20 wounds. Tee hee.